An ad hoc committee under the oversight of Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) undertook a study of the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. Please contact us at SHstudy@nas.edu or contact the study director, Frazier Benya.
PREPUBLICATION REPORT RELEASED
June 26, 2018
How can academic institutions and other industries improve in the #MeToo era? Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on June 26th for discussion with leaders in higher education and those in entertainment, technology, medicine, and politics, about what actions can be taken to prevent sexual harassment. The discussion will revolve around a new report by the National Academies that presents a comprehensive review of the research, experiences, and effects of sexual harassment on women and their careers in science, engineering, and medicine. In addition to evidence-based findings, the report provides recommendations for how organizations can prevent and address sexual harassment in academic settings, specifically in science, engineering, and medicine. Learn more...
The study scope included the following:
For purposes of this study, the definition of sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances and requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome conduct that is sexual in nature, as well as those situations in which the work or study environment is made intimidating or offensive as a result of actions that are gender-based and that interfere with an individual’s academic or work performance, opportunities for advancement, and morale.
Henry Luce Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund